British woman charged with murder of her husband in Malaysia | Inquirer News

British woman charged with murder of her husband in Malaysia

/ 03:01 PM October 30, 2018

Sangeet Kaur, lawyer for British woman Samantha Jones, speaks to the media after a court hearing at Langkawi Magistrate court in Langkawi, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Jones is expected to be charged for allegedly stabbing her husband, John William Jones, 62, to death on Oct. 18. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)

LANGKAWI, Malaysia — A British woman has been charged with murdering her husband, who was found stabbed to death at their home on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi.

Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo said Samantha Jones, 51, was asked Tuesday by a court official if she understood the charge, which carries the mandatory death sentence by hanging, and that her client said yes.


Police found a blood-stained kitchen knife in the couple’s home where John William Jones was found dead on October 18.

Kaur said Jones didn’t enter a plea as the magistrate court has no jurisdiction to hear a murder case and that the case is expected to be transferred to the high court. She said Tuesday that Jones was “very, very overwhelmed” and grieved for her husband.  /kga

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